Last updated on February 2018

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: systolic heart failure
  • Age: Between 25 - 85 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic systolic HF
  • LVEF 35% or less
  • Guideline-based class I or IIa indication for CRT
  • 25 and 85 years old
  • Predominantly in sinus rhythm
  • GFR 40 ml/min/1.73m2* *Contrast will not be given for the 6-month follow-up scan if the GFR falls to < 40 ml/min/1.73m2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • Pregnancy
  • Presence of metal embedded in the body due to prior accident or injury, as documented by skull films or other imaging
  • Preexisting pacemaker or defibrillator prior to enrollment
  • Cerebral aneurysm clips; 6) cochlear implants
  • Other metallic implants (prior to enrollment) known to be contraindications to MRI
  • Severe claustrophobia
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Acute renal failure or chronic kidney disease with GFR < 40 cc/min
  • Liver transplant
  • Gadolinium allergy

Recruitment Status: Open


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